- Format: DVD Region 2 for the UK
- Number of Disc: 28
- Genre: Drama
- Starring: Zachary Bennett, Lally Cadeau, Mag Ruffman, Jackie Burroughs, Gema Zamprogna
- Studio: Sullivan Home Entertmnt
- Release Date: 2018
What’s it about
My wife and I got hooked on “Avonlea” during its initial run on The Disney Channel in the early 1990’s. As I recall we were both very pleased to find a show devoid of all of the double entendre and sexual innuendo that was becoming so prevalent on prime time television in those days. Well here we are more than two decades later and network and cable TV continues to sink to new lows. My wife and I simply don’t watch it anymore. As an alternative we have built our own library of classic motion pictures and quality television shows. A couple of years ago we purchased all seven seasons of Kevin Sullivan’s phenomenal Canadian TV series “Road to Avonlea”. They were not cheap but I must tell you they were worth every penny. We quickly discovered that we had only seen about half of the episodes on Disney. We have just concluded viewing the entire seven seasons of the series for a second time and we just never get tired of watching these shows. To our way of thinking “Road to Avonlea” is probably the finest television series ever made. In late 2013 Sullivan Entertainment released ¡°Road to Avonlea: The Complete Emmy Award-Winning Series¡±. For devotees of the show this is definitely the way to go. The shows are presented in the widescreen, high-definition format and each episode has been lovingly remastered. Furthermore, you will save about 10% by purchasing this compilation package as opposed to buying each season individually.
You should know that the folks at Sullivan Entertainment did not cut corners when putting this package together. Not only are all 91 episodes of this highly-acclaimed series included but you will also find 21 special features including a wonderful retrospective on the series called “A Fond Farewell: The Cast Looks Back”. What I found so remarkable about this series is how much I actually cared about the characters. This was true from the earliest days of the show right down to the very end. Meanwhile, I always sensed that this was a cast and crew that deeply cared not only for each other but also for the quality television program that they were creating. The attention to detail is remarkable. Kevin Sullivan has left us with an amazing body of work that will be enjoyed for generations to come. The acting was always exceptional, the writing superb and the photography nothing short of spectacular. There were less than a handful of episodes that I did not care for. “Road to Avonlea” is that rare show that can be enjoyed by the entire family. If you are looking for quality entertainment for your family look no further. It simply does not get any better than this. Very highly recommended!
Wholesome family entertainment at its best! I raised my daughter on Avonlea and Anne of Green Gables!!! With the absolute garbage that is being pushed out there for entertainment, this is a breath of fresh air! I HIGHLY recommend anything in this genre and anything produced by Sullivan Entertainment! So glad that this was put out as a DVD set! I got this for my daughter (who is now 32!), and she LOVES IT even today! Brings back those sweet memories of her childhood… and is something she can pass on to her children.